For balance, it is time to discuss how Elise prices have been rising for perhaps 2 years. I've been tracking for a while before I bought mine, and searching older posts found many sold for less in the past. No more are being built, and as you've seen posted here on Lotus Talk, too many are disappearing(totaled), and being highly desirable cars, prices should only go up from here. It is difficult to find a clean low mileage car for less than 30 today which is a bargain by the way. Higher mileage examples are only slightly less.